Call For Nominations President & VP Membership


Dear Chapter Members,

The Rhode Island Chapter of NCMA has two Officer positions currently vacant on our Executive Board. We are seeking nominees for these positions:


Serves as the advisor to the Chapter President on all Chapter matters, participates in Executive Board meetings, makes recommendations to the Executive Board on matters requiring Board action, participates in the Chapter’s strategic planning process, becomes Chapter President beginning on July 1, 2015.

Chapter Vice President-Membership

Maintains and advises the Executive Board on the membership and statistics; assists the VP Marketing, other Officers and Board Members to recruit new members; recommends methods and promote renewal of expiring memberships; assists with manning of the Membership and information tables at Chapter events; welcomes/introduces new or prospective members at Chapter meetings and luncheons; addresses and resolves membership issues with the National office as needed.

Nominate yourself or others for these positions. The only requirement is willingness to contribute to our Chapter activities and be an NCMA member or willing to become one. Please send nominations to our Executive Board Election Committee, Attention Elections Chair: Richard Ferro at or PO Box 3036, Newport RI 02840, by November 14, 2014.  You can also call Richard at (401) 575-6456 if you have any questions or to learn more.


SeaPort-e Council Meeting

The next SeaPort-e Council Meeting is scheduled for Dec 2, 0900 to 1100 in the Bldg 80 UCTOC. Please forward your questions to Tony Hill @ & to support this event.

Registration Now Open for 8th Annual SDVOSB Matchmaking Event

Good afternoon,

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Service Disabled and Veterans Owned Small Business Matchmaking Event and training conference on November 5, 2014. Attached please find a preliminary agenda for your information. A final agenda as well as a listing of Primes and Agencies will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

Please register today at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce site:, no later than October 30. The fee for attendees is $15 to cover the cost of breakfast. Please be sure to register all attendees separately and use the names as they appear on their identification as it is necessary for gate access. All participants must register and no attendees may be added or substituted after October 30.

If you have any questions, please contact Soraya Sundberg at Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in November.


Prelim Agenda SDVOSB-VOSB Matchmaker 11-5-2014


NCMA Newsletter – April 2014

Come to the NCMA Breakfast series to learn more about this exciting program that benefits Small Businesses in assisting with R&D!

NCMA Breakfast Series – SBIR Overview – Learn how to obtain grant money for R&D from the Government:

Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 0900 – 1100am
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport
Topic: SBIR Overview
Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport RI

Cost: $10.00 for Breakfast

Small Business Round Table (SBRT) breakfast meetings coming up in 2014

NCMA RI has an exciting slate of Small Business Round Table (SBRT) breakfast meetings coming up in 2014. Our schedule and a brief overview of each SBRT breakfast meeting is as follows:

Introduction to SBIRs
Date: 29 January 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80

Synopsis: Overview of the program with government and industry speakers / presentations. Speakers consist of Jack Griffin of NUWCDIVNPT who give an overview of the DIVNPT/NAVSEA SBIR program, Christine Smith, Executive Director of the RI Science & Technology Advisory Council, Rhode TBD from the State of RI who will discuss new/updated state SBIR initiatives, and Jon Bell of Lockheed Martin who will discuss their SBIR Program Management Organization.

CMMI Certification
Date: 25 February 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80

Synopsis: Overview of the certification process – speakers TBD.

SBIR Overview
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport
Address: 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport RI
Cost: $10.00 for Breakfast

Synopsis: NCMA Breakfast Series – Learn how to obtain grant money for R&D from the Government

SeaPort-e 101
Date: 25 March 2014
Time: 0900-1100
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – Newport

Synopsis: Seaport overview with government and industry speakers / presentations. An opportunity to ask questions both entry level and past performers.

Small Business to Large Business Matchmaking
Date: 29 April 2014
Registration Begins: 0800
Location: Mainstay Inn Conference Room – 151 Admiral Kalfbus Road, Newport RI

Fee: $75 per small business (with no limit on the number of attendees), this includes small businesses that want to "attend but not deliver a presentation". This fee covers all expenses including breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch. There is no fee for large business participants.

Registration Deadline:

SMALL BUSINESS REGISTRATION: Pre-register by e-mail to and NLT 14 April, 2014. Please provide the individual’s name, company, phone and e-mail address, and the NAICS Codes they support that qualify them as a small business.

LARGE BUSINESS RSVP: and NLT 14 April, 2014.

Synopsis: Small business presentations and introductions followed by a lunch and networking event.

Please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for additional details as events draw closer!

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) will host a Pre-Solicitation Conference to provide interested parties with technical information and solicit feedback on the Code 34 Radio Frequency Distribution and Control System requirement to be competed via FedBizOpps, N66604-14-R-0102.

This is a re-compete and consolidation of NUWCDIVNPT requirements N66604-10-C-0531 and N66604-12-D-0051. The incumbent for both requirements is EADS North America Test and Services.

The Pre-Solicitation Conference will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, January 14
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (EST)
Location: NUWCDIVNPT Building 80, Newport, RI 02842

Pre-registration is required. Please see attached for additional details: Click Here

NCMA December Luncheon Presentation Material

DCMA presentation

Luncheon – December 4th

Robby Ragos, Industrial Supply Property Management Specialist, from DCMA Hartford will speak at a luncheon on December 4th at noon in the Newport, RI area.

Is Government Property a New Hot Button Issue?

     * What you should know about GP
     * How does it impact Contract and Subcontract Administrators
     * What happens if you fail a GP Audit?

Venue Location: Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown, RI

Price Per Person: $25.00

SeaPort-e Meeting Scheduled for December 11, 2013

As I hope you all know, we are hoping to have a SeaPort-e meeting 11 Dec 0900-1100 at NUWC’s Building 80 in Newport, RI.

In order to facilitate these meetings it is important for the contracting community to have pertinent questions for the SeaPort-e representatives. As such, our committee chair will be collecting questions for consideration.

Please submit questions to NLT COB November 20, 2013.

Also note that without interest and relevant questions this meeting may be cancelled so please send your good questions now.

NCMA-RI Small Business Round Table

The next Rhode Island Chapter of the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) Small Business Roundtable (SBRT) event will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Location: NUWCDIVNPT Bldg 80, 1176 Howell Street, Newport, RI
Date: Wednesday, June 12
Time: 0900 to 1100, registration starts at 0830
Speaker: Dr. Theresa Baus of the NUWC Newport Technology Partnership Enterprise Office
Cost: A fee of $5 will be charged at the door to pay for light refreshments

This is the last SBRT Breakfast Series event until autumn 2013.

******Personnel without a current CAC Card or NAVSEA badge will need to provide ID in the form of a state-issued driver’s license.******

******Parking is at a premium. Please try to carpool if possible.******

RSVP by COB, Monday, June 10th to Tracy Hamilton at: